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The fifth annual VTB Capital “RUSSIA CALLING!” Investment Forum will start in Moscow on 1st October 2013

30 September 2013

Between 1st – 3rd October VTB Capital will host its fifth annual “RUSSIA CALLING!” Investment Forum in Moscow. The three day programme will see leading representatives from the business and policy making world discuss global and Russian economic trends. Delegates will also consider the key priorities and initiatives of the Russian government in relation to the broader investment and business climate. 

VTB Capital’s “RUSSIA CALLING!” Investment Forum is a unique platform, designed to enable dialogue between Russian and international investors. It is anticipated that the Forum will be introduced by Vladimir Putin, the President of the Russian Federation.

The world class experts and business leaders set to address the Forum, include: Andrey Kostin, VTB Bank President and Chairman of the Management Board; Dmitry Rogozin, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation; Anton Siluanov, Finance Minister of the Russian Federation; Alexey Ulyukaev, Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation; Oleg Belozerov, Deputy Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation; Petar Chobanov, Minister of Finance of the Republic of Bulgaria; Cristina Stenbeck, Chairman of the Board of Investment AB Kinnevik; Lawrence Yau Lung Ho, Chairman & CEO, Melco International Development Limited; Andre Santos Esteves, CEO of BTG Pactual.

On the Forum’s opening day, discussion sessions will include: “Economic Policy of the Investment-led Growth Model”, and “Doing Business Project: Interim Results”. Participants of both sessions will discuss Russia's economic trends, the country’s monetary policy, improving the business climate as a prerequisite for developing innovation and wide range of related issues.

The first day of the Forum will also see a round table discussion looking at "Russian Transport Infrastructure: Priorities and Prospects", at which experts will discuss investment attractiveness and development prospects for the Russian infrastructure market. In addition, key issues relating to the preparation and implementation of regional transportation projects through public-private partnership, will be debated.

A second round table - “Institutional Money’s Importance to the Wider Economy: Why Invest in Russia” - will also be held on the first day. Alexey Moiseev, Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation, will participate in addition to other leading international and Russian experts and portfolio managers.

The second day of the Forum on Wednesday 2nd October  will hold the panel session, “New Horizons of Growth – How to Achieve”, where experts will discuss the prospects for sustainable economic development, the role of the state in the investment patterns of growth and other significant for Russian and international economic topics.

Discussion sessions during VTB Capital’s “RUSSIA CALLING!” Investment Forum Moscow will be broadcast online on VTB Capital’s website:

Throughout the Forum various one-on-one business meetings between representatives from Russian companies and international investors will also be held.

Alexei Yakovitsky, Global CEO at VTB Capital, said: "This year VTB Capital, the investment business of VTB Group, is celebrating its 5th anniversary. As part of this anniversary, VTB Capital hosts the fifth annual VTB Capital "RUSSIA CALLING!" Investment Forum Moscow session. Today, the Forum has become a significant event in the global investment market and contributes to the development of the investment climate in Russia. We are pleased to continue this critical platform for dialogue first initiated in 2009, and to provide one of the leading forums for the discussion of key issues of the world economy."

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